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Study Fashion at SIT

From fantastic tutors, to industry-standard equipment and software, fashion students at SIT can immerse themselves in a supportive, creative environment and let their talents blossom. SIT offers a Certificate course and Level 5 and 6 Diplomas, in addition to the Bachelor of Fashion (Design and Technology) degree and the graduate diploma programme, all devised to ensure our graduates are fully prepared to enter employment in this exciting and dynamic field.

Studying at SIT gives you access to fully automatic industrial sewing machines as well as computer programmes and hardware used for computer-aided pattern-making, plus the help and encouragement from our experienced and creative tutors.

The Bachelor of Fashion (Design and Technology) can be taken as a three year full time or five year part time course of study. The course is about 'Real World’ projects: making real garments for real people. It has equal focus on both the creative and technical aspects of the fashion industry, from concept and design development through to practical production. An important part of the programme is exposure at public fashion shows, competitions and SIT’s central city fashion shop.

Programmes in Fashion at the Invercargill campus

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Masters Postgraduate Dip/Cert Graduate Dip/Cert Degree Diploma Certificate Short Course STAR / Gateway*

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Masters Postgraduate Dip/Cert Graduate Dip/Cert Degree Diploma Certificate Short Course STAR / Gateway*

* STAR/Gateway programmes are only offered to NZ Secondary Schools

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Fashion courses at the Invercargill campus

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Three years full time 

SIT's Bachelor of Fashion (Design and Technology) emphasises both the creative and technical aspects of the fashion industry, from concept and design development through to production. The theoretical areas of the course provide students with the opportunity to develop their understanding of the socio-cultural influence on fashion and to extend their ability to work through the design development process.  The practical areas of the course allow students to realise these concepts in a form of 3D outcomes.  Students will explore the interaction between design thinking and realisation.  This balance between the theoretical knowledge and the practical skills that underpins the programme, is essential for the development of an inquiring creative fashion designer.

Course Details

One year full time or three years part time

The aim of the programme is to provide a fashion programme that will enhance the knowledge base, skills and professionalism of those working or intending to work in the fashion sector, to produce dedicated, professional practitioners who hold a qualification which is well regarded by employers in the fashion industry and to prepare graduates for life-long learning, with the desire to constantly update their knowledge and skills within a changing work environment.

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One year full-time

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Two years part time

The aim of this qualification is for students to gain skills in design and production of fashion projects from initial concept, through to the completion of fashion garments and to be able to communicate their design outcomes to internal and external stakeholders.  Students will also gain an understanding of business-related processes within the fashion industry.

Course Details

One year full-time

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Two years part time

The aim of this qualification is for people wanting to gain technical skills and knowledge required to work in assistant roles in the fashion design industry.

The fashion industry and creative and cultural sector in Aotearoa New Zealand will benefit by having people who can apply core technical skills and knowledge of fashion design and construction at an operational level.

Graduates will be capable of self-managing design projects to completion by applying technical skills and processes within briefs.  Graduates will have the conceptual and practical skills that reflect current fashion design industry practices.

Course Details

17 weeks full-time

The aims of the qualification are for students to gain entry-level skills and knowledge of the fashion industry.  The fashion industry and creative and cultural sector in Aotearoa New Zealand will benefit by having people trained in fashion to support operations.

Graduates will be able to apply introductory skills and knowledge of fashion to assist in areas such as design, styling, retail/merchandising, and basic garment construction.

Course Details

Students will learn the design development process and utilise this process to design their own collection of fashion garments. Enrol Online Course Details
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